Decor, DIY

Ocean mural in the guest room

I’ve done a little updating in our well-used guest bedroom! I added a beautiful ocean mural, painted half walls, and repurposed items from other parts of the house. I can’t wait to give you a tour!

I finished this right before we started staying home, but am just now finding the time to take photos and write a post! Isn’t that funny? I’m home 24-7 but with homeschooling and kids being on my computer, I’m not getting much done! We’re settling into a schedule though and I’m reclaiming a couple hours a day to work.

It seems strange doing DIY posts right now, but well, we’re all home! I don’t want to seem aloof or encourage you to spend money if you’re in economic hardship. It is a great time to be creative with what you have!

I’m also taking time to appreciate all the work I have done to the house instead of having my typical tunnel vision on what is left to do.

I truly hope you are doing well. As always, let me know how I can pray for you. I started a faith-based Instagram account, House of Palms, last week to talk about such things and what the Bible says about various topics. I hope you’ll come pay me a visit.

Bedroom with twin beds and ocean mural - sconces, water art, pale wood floor, aztec rug, french gray, blue and gray and white - neutral guest room

Ok, now back on track. Here is my latest wallpaper! This ocean peel-and-stick mural ($110) is calming and peaceful. I love the drama that full-wall murals offer!

The ceiling is painted Benjamin Moore Harbor Haze and I can’t believe how lucky I got that the mural matches perfectly!! It look like I actually planned something out in advance.

One side note about this Ikea wardrobe. It works great for this space, but I would not recommend it for everyday use. The doors will come off track with repeated use or if something is shoved in. We keep baby stuff on the left and the right is empty.

Bedroom with twin beds and ocean mural - sconces, water art, pale wood floor, aztec rug, french gray, blue and gray and white - neutral guest room

This is a well-used space. We have hosted four foster kids short-term here. This room offers a quiet space for two boys who have non-verbal autism so their dad can attend our small group. And then we love when family and friends come to stay!

This room was an office (see the before here) but Marcello and I decided to block off one of the two doors and create a bedroom instead. It was the strangest thing. We didn’t even really discuss it, we just knew that’s what it needed to be.

We didn’t have the money to close off the door, so I prayed. I asked God if he wanted the room to be a bedroom that he would have to provide. A WEEK later new friends offered to fill it in for us! And it cost $125. Be prepared to receive answers to prayer when you are praying for God’s kingdom! He’ll knock your socks off.

So the mural was peel and stick and I just about ruined the last piece! Ahhhh! You’ll have to watch the video at the end to see the mess I made. Yikes.

Bedroom with twin beds and ocean mural - sconces, water art, pale wood floor, aztec rug, french gray, blue and gray and white - neutral guest room
Bedroom with twin beds and ocean mural - sconces, water art, pale wood floor, aztec rug, french gray, blue and gray and white - neutral guest room

The other thing I did was paint half walls in Behr French Gray. It works well to break up these two long walls.

I had these IKEA hooks ($15) in the garage and decided they would function great here for guests.

And I bought these scripture frames specifically for this room, specifically to speak over kids in their time of need.

Bedroom with twin beds and ocean mural - sconces, water art, pale wood floor, aztec rug, french gray, blue and gray and white - neutral guest room
Bedroom with twin beds and ocean mural - sconces, water art, pale wood floor, aztec rug, french gray, blue and gray and white - neutral guest room

I’m also currently working on updated our master bedroom and these ocean prints didn’t work anymore. I still love them though, and was happy to give them a new home here.

I bought these Ikea sconces above the bed for the boys’ room last year, but they didn’t work. I pulled them out of the closet and placed them above the art! I was quite pleased with how they look together.

And the best part is that they outlets behind the bed are on a light switch, so we can turn them on and off with the switch by the door!

Bedroom with twin beds and ocean mural - sconces, water art, pale wood floor, aztec rug, french gray, blue and gray and white - neutral guest room
Bedroom with twin beds and ocean mural - sconces, water art, pale wood floor, aztec rug, french gray, blue and gray and white - neutral guest room
Bedroom with twin beds and ocean mural - sconces, water art, pale wood floor, aztec rug, french gray, blue and gray and white - neutral guest room
Bedroom with twin beds and ocean mural - sconces, water art, pale wood floor, aztec rug, french gray, blue and gray and white - neutral guest room
Bedroom with twin beds and ocean mural - sconces, water art, pale wood floor, aztec rug, french gray, blue and gray and white - neutral guest room
Bedroom with twin beds and ocean mural - sconces, water art, pale wood floor, aztec rug, french gray, blue and gray and white - neutral guest room
Bedroom with twin beds and ocean mural - sconces, water art, pale wood floor, aztec rug, french gray, blue and gray and white - neutral guest room
Bedroom with twin beds and ocean mural - sconces, water art, pale wood floor, aztec rug, french gray, blue and gray and white - neutral guest room
Bedroom with twin beds and ocean mural - sconces, water art, pale wood floor, aztec rug, french gray, blue and gray and white - neutral guest room
Bedroom with twin beds and ocean mural - sconces, water art, pale wood floor, aztec rug, french gray, blue and gray and white - neutral guest room
Bedroom with twin beds and ocean mural - sconces, water art, pale wood floor, aztec rug, french gray, blue and gray and white - neutral guest room
Bedroom with twin beds and ocean mural - sconces, water art, pale wood floor, aztec rug, french gray, blue and gray and white - neutral guest room
Bedroom with twin beds and ocean mural - sconces, water art, pale wood floor, aztec rug, french gray, blue and gray and white - neutral guest room
Bedroom with twin beds and ocean mural - sconces, water art, pale wood floor, aztec rug, french gray, blue and gray and white - neutral guest room
Bedroom with twin beds and ocean mural - sconces, water art, pale wood floor, aztec rug, french gray, blue and gray and white - neutral guest room

Oh and one more project in this room! I’ll write more of a tutorial on it later, but I added that piece of moulding above the window for $20. I just applied Liquid nails on the back and stuck it up!

BUT to make it look more substantial, I placed it about and inch and a half above the window and painted the gap white! You can see it in the video.

Bedroom with twin beds and ocean mural - sconces, water art, pale wood floor, aztec rug, french gray, blue and gray and white - neutral guest room
Bedroom with twin beds and ocean mural - sconces, water art, pale wood floor, aztec rug, french gray, blue and gray and white - neutral guest room
Bedroom with twin beds and ocean mural - sconces, water art, pale wood floor, aztec rug, french gray, blue and gray and white - neutral guest room
Bedroom with twin beds and ocean mural - sconces, water art, pale wood floor, aztec rug, french gray, blue and gray and white - neutral guest room
Bedroom with twin beds and ocean mural - sconces, water art, pale wood floor, aztec rug, french gray, blue and gray and white - neutral guest room
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Here’s a two-minute video of everything I did in this room the past few months:

And here’s a video of how I almost ruined the ocean mural! Ahhhh!


Sources

Ceiling paint color: Benjamin Moore Harbor Haze
Half wall paint color: Behr French Gray

2 thoughts on “Ocean mural in the guest room

  1. Love this room! I’m sure you’ve indicated this in other posts, but are your walls textured? And did that present any problems with putting up this mural?

  2. Hi Mary! Yes, my walls are textured. They make me nuts, but the wallpaper still works! I don’t have any peeling parts. :)

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